2014 Republican Primary

Dakota Political Junkies

May 14, 2014

Joining the program this week are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and David Montgomery, political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader and author of the Political Smokeout blog. Topics discussed include Thursday's SDPB TV debate with the five Republican U.S. Senate candidates; Republican Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s response to critics who attacked her recent comments on food stamps; and campaign gimmicks.


Mike Rounds Vies For Republican Nomination

May 5, 2014

The Republican primary in the race for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat is well underway.

We’re giving all the candidates a chance to lay out their platform before the voters, starting off with former Governor Mike Rounds.   

Rounds sat down with Charles Michael Ray in the Rapid City studio to talk about his plans for office, his defense of the EB-5 program, and the health of the Republican Party.

You can hear an extended interview on Dakota Midday with Mike Rounds here.


Stace Nelson describes himself as a broken-down Marine who didn’t have aspirations to run for U.S. Senate. But he says he has an obligation to serve the people of South Dakota and fix the problems he sees in Washington, DC.  He's one of five Republicans seeking the seat being vacated by Democrat Tim Johnson. 

South Dakota Republican State Representative Stace Nelson is considering running for the United States Senate. Nelson is currently a Representative in the South Dakota Legislature for District 19. Nelson says he’s been a public servant for most of his adult life - he’s a retired Marine and a retired federal agent - and he’d like to represent South Dakota in Washington.